Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival contains narratives pertaining to the challenges, struggles and success stories of women in the workplace who come from diverse cultures and social backgrounds. The essays discuss the struggles of women who were marginalized but who fought for recognition, dignity, and respect in their workplaces and personal lives. The narratives cross cultural boundaries presenting multiple dimensions of the struggle and success of women from different walks of life.
Chapter 11: Children Left Behind: Voices (Ukhuhebeza)1 of HIV+ Mothers
Children Left Behind: Voices (Ukhuhebeza)1 of HIV+ Mothers
While developing countries account for approximately 90 per cent of new infections, sub-Saharan Africa bears the largest burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic (Taylor 1998). Taylor further asserts that over two-thirds of all the people in the world, nearly 21 million men, women and children, are in sub-Saharan Africa, and 83 per cent of the world's AIDS deaths have occurred in this region. An estimated 87 per cent of the world's children living with HIV are in Africa. Taylor describes the HIV epidemic in Southern Africa as explosive. According to the UNAIDS Report on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic (UNAIDS 2000), the number of new infections in most sub-Saharan countries ...